From The Author

Welcome to my website!

I am the author of urban fantasy series, The EMBRACE SERIES (also called The Violet Eden Chapters), and BETWEEN THE LIVES.

My first novel, EMBRACE, was published in October, 2010, by Hachette Australia. Following its release in Australia & NZ, the series and my stand alone novel have been picked up in a number of international markets (hooray!). My books have now been released in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and soon will be out in Turkey, Brazil, Hungry, and Japan.

Upcoming releases:


* US edition of EMBLAZE (bk3 in the Embrace Series):      March, 2013 – Now out!


* German edition of ENDLESS (bk 4 in the Embrace Series):      March, 3013 – Now out!


* Australia & NZ edition of BETWEEN THE LIVES:      May 1, 2013 – Now out!


* US edition of ENDLESS (bk 4 in the Embrace Series):      October 1, 2013


* EMPOWER, Book 5 in the EMBRACE SERIES/The Violet Eden Chapters – Out now in Australia & NZ

* US edition of EMPOWER (bk 5 in the Embrace Series):      May, 2014

* DISRUPTION – Book 1 – Australia & NZ Release date: March 24, 2014


It was important to me that my website covered all the elements that have gone into my writing – the research, mythology and folklore, my experiences and the music that has influenced me along the way. I will continually be adding to all of these sections as I get the time and content. In addition to this, there is information about the books, preview chapters, trailers, media clippings, reviews and my blog – on which you are very welcome to leave a comment. For other enquiries, please have a look at my FAQs pages as this may answer any questions you might have or, failing that, follow the instructions in the contacts information.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jess Shirvington

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Hi guys!!

Very excited to announce I will be at Customs House – Wednesday April 22, 6-8pm – taking part in a panel with fellow YA authors Will Kostakis and Gabrielle Tozer. If you are in Sydney and can come along – please do!!! A great chance to meet some of you guys! And after the panel I’ll be hanging around to sign books and chat.

Can’t wait to see you!!!

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